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A plant indicator of air pollution and human health in Japanese rural communities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  318503     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An investigation of the effects of air pollution on vegetation and human health was conducted in a low-degree air-polluted Japanese rural area. The validity of the criteria, which were expressed as Bi-band ratios (R/B, R/G) in leaves of Japanese cedars based on infrared air photography, has been proved worthwhile for estimating the injury to the cedars. The degree of injury to the cedars by field survey showed a significant positive correlation with the concentration of sulfur oxide in the air for the last 3 years. The quantity of water-soluble sulfur in leaves of the cedar was less in the leaves of the less-injured cedars. In school children with positive skin reactions in the area, "subacute cough" (la and/or 3a by BMRC) and "phlegm" (6a and/or 8a by BMRC) had a significant positive correlation with the degree of injury to the cedars.
Authors:
S Kagamimori; A Okada; T Sato; T Kato; S Kawano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental research     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0013-9351     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Res.     Publication Date:  1978 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-23     Completed Date:  1989-10-23     Revised Date:  2006-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147621     Medline TA:  Environ Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Air Pollution*
Child
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Japan
Male
Plants / drug effects*
Respiration Disorders / epidemiology*
Rural Health*
Sulfur Dioxide / toxicity
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7446-09-5/Sulfur Dioxide

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